More Information on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Earlier today, we posted the debut trailer for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which is scheduled to release in the “Holiday 2020” window for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Stadia, and PC. In addition to the trailer, we have some more details on the hotly-anticipated game.

You will play as Eivor, a Viking raider, in an open world set against England’s Dark Ages. According to the press release from Ubisoft: “Driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in ninth century AD, players will lead Eivor’s clan of Norsemen across the icy North Sea to the rich lands of England’s broken kingdoms. Players must carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before. To secure resources, players can lead raids to select locations using their longship to earn much-needed riches and supplies. As the Vikings begin to settle in their new home, they encounter resistance from the Saxons, including King Aelfred of Wessex, who denounces them as heathens and looks to be the sole ruler of a civilized England. Against all odds, Eivor must do what is necessary to keep Valhalla within reach.”

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla continues the RPG-heavy gameplay that has been prevalent in the last two iterations of the series, Origins and Odyssey. You will have the choice to make Eivor male or female, and be able to customize many aspects of the character, including hair, tattoos, clothing, war paint, and gear.

As usual, Ubisoft is offering several editions of Valhalla. There is a Standard Edition, which is the game only. The Gold Edition will include the Season Pass. The Ultimate Edition has the Season Pass along with the “Ultimate Pack”, which offers more customization options-the Berserker Gear Pack, the Berserker Settlement Pack and the Berserker Longship Pack, along with a Set of Runes to improve weapons or gear.

Finally, the Collector’s Edition, which will have everything the Ultimate Edition contains, along with “a high-end Ubicollectibles replica of Eivor and her longship (30 cm high), a Collector’s Case, a SteelBook with unique artwork, a numbered certificate of authenticity, a Viking Statuette of Eivor with his raven and Dane axe (5 cm high), exclusive lithographs as well as a selected soundtrack of the game. The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively from the Ubisoft Store.”

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla looks to be another solid entry in the long-running series. We will keep you posted with news as it comes out.

Written by John Payant

John Payant

PlayStation Nation editor and writer. Been playing games for over forty years. Maybe someday I’ll actually be good.

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